Alex Krieger, FAIA: principal at NBBJ; professor, Harvard Graduate School of Design

The United National reports that 54% of the world’s population resides in urban areas, and is expected to grow to 65% over the next several decades. A short century ago, the percentage of urban dwellers was closer to 13%. Gain perspectives on the urban design implications of continuing migration from rural areas to large urbanized regions. Compare the urbanization in Shanghai, Karachi, or Lagos to that of the great American cities.

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